UPDATE (July 1, 2022): 

Howard County Police have charged Erik Sean Meister, 43, of Green Field Road in Elkridge with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Dereck Thurman Williams, 60, of Elkridge, at a hotel June 30.

Officers were called around 8 a.m. for a report of a deceased man inside a room at the Econo Lodge in the 5800 block of Bonnie View Lane in Elkridge. Through investigation, detectives identified Meister, who had been in the room with Williams before the homicide occurred, as the suspect. Officers spotted Meister walking on Rowanberry Drive and took him into custody without incident. He is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on no bond.

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Howard County police are investigating a suspected homicide at a hotel in the 5800 block of Bonnie View Lane in Elkridge. Police were called around 8 a.m. for a report of a deceased man inside a room at the Econo Lodge. Investigators suspect foul play but the cause of death is unknown at this time. Police do not believe this was a random incident and have taken a subject into custody. Possible charges have yet to be determined. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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